"Heat Vision is reporting that Saw VI director Kevin Greutert will helm a sequel to Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity for Paramount Pictures. Michael R. Perry is penning the script.
Made for about $15,000, Paranormal Activity became a box office sensation as it earned $151 million worldwide.
Paramount is looking to release Paranormal Activity 2 on October 22, which puts it up against Saw VII 3D. The Greutert-directed sixth Saw wasn't able to beat Paranormal its opening weekend, making $14.1 million compared to Paranormal's $21.1 million that same weekend last October. Summit's graphic novel adaptation Red is also scheduled to open on Oct. 22.
Jason Blum and Oren Peli, are producing the second iteration. Steven Schneider will serve as executive producer.
'These guys get it, and the fans won't be disappointed,' said Peli of Perry and Greutert's participation."
I have yet to see the first Paranormal Activity. Mostly because I am too scared to.
"Just a week ago, Paramount announced that Saw VI director Kevin Greutert would helm the sequel to Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity and that the studio would release the movie on October 22, directly up against Saw VII 3D.
It sounds like the breaks have been put on that deal as reports [come in] that Saw franchise partners Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate have exercised an option that puts Greutert back in the director's chair for Saw VII 3D, leaving Paranormal Activity 2 without a director for the moment.
The site adds that David Hackl, who directed the fifth Saw installment and was previously attached to helm #7, has been taken off the project and will be assigned another film quickly."
Wow, that was weird.